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Bellmawr Walgreens Targeted for Royal Farms Store

Royal Farms appears to be eyeing Bellmawr for its newest location, this according to a Legal Notice that was recently published in the Courier Post. Mark Bellmawr, LLC is seeking preliminary and final site plan approval from the Bellmawr Zoning Board of Adjustment to replace the Walgreens with a Royal Farms 5,371 square foot convenience store […]

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Resurrection of Resurrection of Christ Catholic Cemetery

Bellmawr’s Resurrection of Christ Cemetery on Anderson Avenue is in the midst of beautification efforts and will remain a Catholic cemetery, according to Louis Cicalese, who is the president of Harleigh Cemetery. Because of the obvious, large-scale tree cutting and clearing work that recently took place on the property, several readers reached out to SJO […]

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Bellmawr Fire Chief Explains EMS Arrangement With Brooklawn

Due to underlying issues involving Brooklawn’s volunteer ambulance service, Bellmawr EMS has been providing emergency medical services to its neighboring town since June 6. Brooklawn’s ambulance issue was the subject of a recent article by CNBNews.net. Because Bellmawr’s EMS is involved, SJO contacted the Borough of Bellmawr to find out the specifics of the EMS […]

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Bellmawr School District Announces New Hires

School Superintendent, Annette Castiglione, introduced the district’s new hires for the 2016-17 school year at last week’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Ms. Castiglione also announced that Melissa Gleason will be the new vice-principal at Bell Oaks. Ms. Gleason’s former position at the school was sixth grade teacher.   Board Approves Agenda Items Among the […]

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Camden County Library System Receives $59,000 Grant to Promote Food Literacy

VOORHEES, NJ – June 27, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is receiving a $59,000 grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development to promote food literacy in Camden and other communities throughout the county. The money will be used to fund a mobile culinary center designed to help foster literacy skills […]

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Bellmawr Council Approves Liquor Licenses; Promotes Police Officers

At its June 23, 2016 meeting, Bellmawr Council approved the renewal of all of the Borough’s liquor licenses, including the one for Johnnie’s Liquors. Last week at the caucus meeting, Council discussed tabling the renewal saying they were frustrated and wanted to show unity. Councilman Paul Sandrock said, “It’s bad timing that a liquor license […]

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Bellmawr Zoning Board OK’s Shed

Having previously denied an applicant’s permit for non-compliance with Ordinance, the Bellmawr Zoning Board approved it after the applicant’s case was heard on appeal. A Park Drive resident applied to install a 10′ x 20′ storage shed with an approximate height of 14′ 4″. The May 17, 2016 minutes address the flooding history between Larc […]

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Gloucester City BOE Interviews Candidates

At its special meeting on Tuesday night, the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) interviewed candidates for the vacancy left by Patrick Hagan, who resigned in May due to conflicts with college and work. The candidates who were listed on the BOE’s agenda to be interviewed for the vacancy were: Leon Harris, Michael Hopkins, Bruce Marks, […]

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Mt. Ephraim School Board Has Yet to Approve Superintendent’s New Contract

The contract for Mt. Ephraim School Superintendent, Leslie Koller, expires on June 30 and the Board of Education (BOE) has yet to approve her new contract. At the June 6 Committee of the Whole Board meeting, Ms. Koller’s contract was voted on and it did not carry. Yes votes came from: Joan Greenwood, Lewis Greenwood, […]

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Bellmawr Police Chief Makes Statement About Recent Arrests

On Wednesday night, Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh spoke about last month’s investigation and arrests at Johnnie’s Liquor Store and the laundromat. Only one member of the public was present, along with SJO and reporters from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Gloucester City News. Director of Public Safety/Councilman Steven Hagerty, and Borough Administrator, Josh Tregear, were […]